This non-registered cultivar is one of many, many sports of
H. 'Elegans'. As with the others, it makes a
large size mound of blue-green foliage except that it has a narrow
white marginal variegation.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...develops
drawstring effect. By midsummer, the white
margin usually tears and turns brown. Another one to avoid."
In his comments about H.
'Northern Halo', Zilis says that it does not develop drawstring effect. This is
confusing in light of the Journal statement that the two cultivars are the same.
An article in
Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) states that H.
'Nutty Husband' and H. 'Northern
are the same plant.